TechTarget News - Week of Sep 04, 2016

Openreach still neglecting SME broadband, claims TalkTalk

TalkTalk’s business division claims Openreach is neglecting business broadband connectivity, and repeats its call for SME customers to take part in Ofcom’s consultation on the future of the BT Openreach relationship

Three CEO slams ‘unfair’ spectrum holdings

Three CEO Dave Dyson calls on Ofcom to act to prevent one operator from owning more than 30% of the UK’s total mobile radio spectrum

Use ransomware to get security buy-in, says Trend Micro CTO

Ransomware is one of the top cyber threats to business, but organisations should use that to engage stakeholders and review processes and defences, says Trend Micro CTO Raimund Genes

Basic security could have prevented OPM breach, says report

Basic security controls and malware-detection tools could have prevented the breach of more than 21 million records at the US Office of Personnel Management in 2015, claims a congressional report

NHS Choices to be relaunched as NHS.UK

The revamped NHS website will become a “digital hub” for accessing health services and will allow people to book appointments, register with a GP and access patient records

Expanded Security Serious Week returns in October

The second annual Security Serious Week in October is to include a government-backed conference and an awards ceremony for unsung IT security heroes

Government must be servant of the people, says Ben Gummer

Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer reiterates government commitment to SMEs and reveals he has given GDS “two new large pieces of work” since taking office

Enterprise network access policies must change to account for IoT

With IoT devices set to outnumber notebooks, smartphones and tablets by more than three times, businesses will need to adjust their network access policies to keep things running smoothly, says Gartner

Broadband association calls for new government commitment to FTTP

In its newly released Building Gigabit Britain report, the Independent Networks Co-Operative Association calls for the government to make a more ambitious commitment to fibre broadband

RSA’s mission unchanged by Dell-EMC merger, says Amit Yoran

It is business as usual, says Amit Yoran, chief of EMC security division RSA, as the company officially becomes part of the newly formed tech giant to be known as Dell Technologies

NHS Digital to expand cyber security service

NHS Digital’s cyber security arm, CareCert, has developed an e-learning portal, a support service and a security assessment service

Dell Technologies to cut up to 3,000 jobs

Creating the world’s largest privately controlled tech company is to come at the price of up to 3,000 jobs following Dell’s acquisition of EMC

GDS looks for councils to pilot Gov.uk Verify

The Government Digital Service plans to launch two pilot projects and is looking for councils to trial the identity assurance service free of charge

CIO interview: Neil Pearce, Travis Perkins

Retailer Travis Perkins’ largest IT transformation programme to date is a challenge CIO Neil Pearce is more than happy to take on

RSA upbeat about future in Dell Technologies

RSA to maintain its independence, but will benefit from being part of Dell Technologies, says RSA president Amit Yoran

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